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Refractory iron-deficiency anaemia in a child with portal cavernoma
  1. Serena Pastore,
  2. Margherita Londero,
  3. Gabriele Cont,
  4. Grazia Di Leo,
  5. Alessandro Ventura
  1. Department of Pediatrics IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Serena Pastore, Department of Pediatrics IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, University of Trieste, via dell'Istria 65/1, Trieste 34137, Italy; pastore_serena{at}libero.it

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Clinical presentation

We present the case of a 9-year-old boy affected by portal hypertension due to a portal cavernoma which developed after umbilical vein catheterisation in the neonatal period.

When our patient was 3 years of age splenomegaly developed and investigations revealed portal hypertension. During the following years he developed third degree oesophageal varices, …

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